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Nov 4, 2020
‘A Long Misunderstood Region’
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America hit 100,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time today. Unlike the wave in the spring, this one is spread across the country and especially hitting rural communities.

Carlos Sanchez, the head of public affairs for Hidalgo County in south Texas, talks about the fight that he and his home have had against COVID. Read his story in The Atlantic here. And read Adam Serwer on a Blue Texas here.

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The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
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KQED's The California Report
KQED's The California Report
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